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Ambassadors

Our ambassadors have a passion for running and a passion for life. They inspire us every day; whether they are training on the trails, volunteering at a race, or standing on the podium. We are proud to support our ambassadors and the trail running community. 

Reid Coolsaet - Hamilton, Ontario

Reid Coolsaet

Reid Coolsaet is a 2-time Olympian having competed for Canada in the marathon at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He holds a personal best in the marathon of 2:10:28 when he finished 6th at the 2015 Berlin Marathon. Reid has won 14 Canadian titles over distances from the 5km to marathon. In the summer of 2021 he switched his focus to trail ultra racing with a win at his debut ultra at the Quebec Mega Trail 110km. His main focus for 2022 will be the Western States Endurance Run 100 Mile on June 25. Reid lives in Hamilton with his wife and two young kids.

Lecia Mancini - Montreal, Quebec

 Lecia Mancini

Lecia Mancini, Saucony & Ciele Athletics ambassador, crew leader and ultrarunner from Montreal has been running since 2015. She is a co-host with Prefontaine Run Squad in Montreal, a very inclusive club that has strong ties to the LGBTQ+ community. Starting out on the road, she quickly made the leap to ultra trails and now that her ankles consist mostly of scar tissue from all the twists and sprains, she is returning to the road for 2022 with a hard focus on the Toronto fall marathon.

Jazmine Lowther - Nelson, British Columbia

As a kid, Jazmine ran cross country and made sure she beat the boys too. Running has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember.  While she may have been distracted by alpine, sport, and trad climbing for a few years, running has always been her true mainstay for living a healthy life.

In 2019, after placing first in women's and third overall, in her first 50 km ultra race, many wondered what she'd be capable of with a dedicated training program. In the wake of the "off-the-couch" success, she put her time into training on the trails with a proper plan and consistency. In short order, she ticked two notable Canadian FKTs; Black Tusk, BC, and Mt. Temple, AB, and is intent on challenging more. By this past summer of 2021, she completed her first 50 miler at Sinister 7, and with a sprint finish placed second (13.6 seconds behind first), and third overall.

Jazmine's just getting started really, and the future is bright. In March 2022 Jazmine placed 3rd at the Chuckanut 50k and then in April Jazmine won the Canyons 100k race in California.  Next year, her vision is set on the Golden Trail Series, or is eager to race abroad in Europe. Otherwise, she'll happily keep kindling her love for running by putting one foot in front of the other, high up in the mountains and sharing this passion with others

Heather Canali - Georgetown, Ontario

Heather started running almost 15 years ago. She was hooked right away and she hasn't stopped. Heather has run distances ranging between 5kms and 100kms and will be running her first 100 miler in fall 2021.

"The trails are a great place to be free of everything. I am known to never say NO to a challenge". 

Daniel Burke - Niagara, Ontario 

 Daniel Burke

Daniel is a young ultra-runner from Port Colborne, Ontario. Daniel is passionate about his running and has several podium finishes to prove this, including wins at That Dam Hill 12 hr & 24 hr races, Sulpher Springs 100km, The Ultimate Canuck 92.2 staged race, and Haliburton Forest 100 mile.

Daniel loves the adventure of traveling and exploring new places that running has brought him to. In a little over a year Daniel has completed five 100-mile distances. Daniel loves the pursuit of running without limits and is always looking for new ways to challenge himself. Running is his passion and he can’t wait to see where it will take him next.

 

Ryan Niclasen - Niagara, Ontario

Ryan Niclason

Ryan is a runner based in Niagara, Ontario, and has been known to be on the podium for many local road and trail races, including a 2nd place finish at the Haliburton Forest 50 mile race, 5th place at the Oil Creek 100 miler, and 1st at Hammer the Hammer.

Ryan loves training hard and pushing his limits on the trails.

Bill McNally - Acton, Ontario

Bill is an ultra runner from Acton, Ontario. He discovered his passion for running a little later in life (at 41 years old). It all started with one lap around the local high school track and now, a few years later, Bill is running 100 milers! He finished the Haliburton 100, a solo 100 miler, and has signed up for lots more including the Eastern States. Bill especially loves running in the mountains and has travelled to western Canada several times for ultra races like Sinister 7 and Squamish 50.